Powerful, passionate and on the cutting edge of contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul, four-time Grammy nominee, KEYSHIA COLE's journey -- from the mean streets of Oakland and an adopted family to achieving her dreams as a singer-songwriter -- is one of today's truly extraordinary and inspirational success stories. Since 2005, when her debut CD The Way It Is was released, Keyshia has scored two #1 R&B/Hip-hop albums and seven #1 singles, two of them platinum. In addition, she has scored six Top 40s on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
Her 2nd album, 2007's Just Like You debuted at #1 on Billboards R&B and Hip Hop chart (#2 nationally) and was propelled by three #1s, the platinum "Let It Go" featuring Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim, "I Remember" and "Heaven Sent." "Shoulda Let You Go" featuring Amina hit the Top 10. The groundbreaking album garnered Cole four Grammy nominations, including for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album, and an American Music Award nomination.
In 2008, she released her third album, A Different Me, which also debuted #1 R&B and again #2 nationally, with the R&B Top 10 singles "Playa Cardz Right" featuring 2Pac, "Trust" featuring Monica and "You Complete Me."
KEYSHIA has also delved into the worlds of television and film. Most notably, her critically acclaimed BET reality series "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" became the #1 most-watched series in the network's history during its three-season run from 2006-2008. She also played herself in the movie "How She Move" in 2005.
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